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Advance your career and complete your degree with a Bachelor of General Studies

In today's job market, a college degree can mean a career boost. Do you already have up to 84 hours of coursework from an accredited institution toward your college degree? Are you looking for a way to make it official? Then the Bachelor of General Studies program is for you. You may be only 12 courses away from jump-starting your career with a Bachelor of General Studies degree from A&M-Commerce.

Where It Is Offered Commerce, Online
Duration 2 years
Foreign Language No foreign language credits required
Delivery Only Offered Online (100% Online)
Total Credit Hours 120 hours
Thesis Requirements No thesis required

General Studies (BGS) :: Big Easy Links

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generalstudies(bgs) Is this Program a Good Fit for You?

Is this Program a Good Fit for You?

  • If you are interested in hand-selecting the topics you study, this program may be a good fit for you. In this program, you can delve deeper into any course of study you choose, from art to education and from computer science to social work.
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Student Support

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A degree in general studies offers the opportunity to:

  • Move up the corporate ladder
  • Transition into a new career
  • Gain credibility in the marketplace
  • Advance to graduate studies
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Majoring in general studies will position you for numerous career possibilities. Whether you want to enter marketing, science and technology, education, or management and beyond, there’s a career path waiting for you.

Career Possibilities and Current Median Salaries

Computer Support Specialist
Elementary and Middle School Teacher
Web Developer
Public Relations and Fundraising Manager
Sales Manager

US DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2020

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generalstudies(bgs) :: INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Internship opportunities

Internship experience provides the foundation employers are often looking for. Internships are offered as optional credit for this program and can be an important part of your education experience. These are just a few of the companies that partner with Career Development and offer opportunities for A&M-Commerce general studies students.

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generalstudies(bgs)- MINORS


While no official minor exists for the Bachelor of General Studies degree, you have many options available from any college on campus. Choose your favorite area and go for it!

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What You Will Learn

In today’s world, a college degree can be the catalyst to jumpstart your career. Through focused coursework, this program will combine what you have already achieved within a comprehensive general studies program. You will gain the credibility and knowledge to springboard or transition your career into a wide range of organizations and industries.

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Featured Courses

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generalstudies(bgs) Course Delivery and Resources

Course Delivery and Resources

Our programs are flexible to meet the needs of working professionals who want the convenience of a fully online degree. While you may be required to take traditional face-to-face courses in your chosen area of study, the general studies courses from our college are fully online. You may have wide and varied coursework from several different colleges. As a general studies student, you are able draw those courses together under one degree plan.

Creating a degree plan can feel overwhelming, but don’t be discouraged! Discover what courses to take and develop your degree plan by checking our degree plan checklist.

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Undergraduate Program Costs

Program Costs

Tuition and fees for undergraduate students taking 12 credit hours are $4,212 for Texas residents and $9,108 for non-residents.

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General Studies (BGS) :: Degree Guide

Degree Guide

General Education (42 hours)

Complete before starting the Professional Development Requirements

  • Eng 1301: Freshman English (3 semester hours)
  • Eng 1302: Freshman English (3 semester hours)
  • Math 1314, 1324 or 2413 (Choose one, 3 semester hours)
  • Life and Physical Science (3 sh)
  • Life and Physical Science (3 semester hours)
  • Literature, Philosophy, and Cultures (3 semester hours)
  • Creative Arts (3 semester hours)
  • Hist 1301: American Heritage (3 semester hours)
  • Psci 2301: The U.S. Government (3 semester hours)
  • Psci 2302: Texas and the Federal System (3 semester hours)
  • Social/Behavioral Science (3 semester hours)
  • Degree Pathway (3 semester hours)
  • Degree Pathway (3 semester hours)

Career Field Requirements (42 hours)

Complete before starting the Professional Development Requirements

  • 42 Free academic lower or upper level electives

Professional Development Requirements (36 hrs)

  • BGS 401: Globalization
  • BGS 402: Research Methods
  • BGS 405: Sustainability in Contemporary Enterprise
  • BGS 404: Organizational Dynamics and Diversity
  • 12 Hours UL prescribed COB or CHSSA or COEHS or COSE or CASNR
  • 12 Hours UL prescribed COB or CHSSA or COEHS or COSE or CASNR

Pick 2 colleges and from each college, take four 3 hour upper level electives (300-400 level) for a total of 12 semester hours from each college. Upper level elective courses can be taken face-to-face or online. Must obtain a grade of “C” or better to meet requirement.

TOTAL: 120 hours

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Related Degree Programs

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meet our faculty and staff

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General Studies (BGS) :: Contact

Contact Us

  • P.O. Box 3011
  • Commerce, TX 75429-3011
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